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Happy Birthday SRK: 52 facts you must know about SRK

Happy Birthday Shah Rukh Khan, 2nd November marks the birthday of Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan also known as SRK,  "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan".
The Badshah of bollywood turns 52 this year and we have compiled the 52 facts you must know about SRK :

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1.SRK has worked in more than 80 Bollywood films.

2. SRK has earned 14 Filmfare Awards and numerous accolades .

3. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the
most successful film stars in the world.

4.SRK began his career with appearances in several television series in the late 1980s.

5. Shah Rukh Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana.

6.In his early career, SRK was recognised for portraying villainous roles in the films Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993) and Anjaam (1994).

7.He rose to prominence after starring in a series of romantic films, like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge(1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).

8.He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of an alcoholic in Devdas (2002).

9.His role as a NASA scientist in Swadesh, hockey coach in Chack De, and a man with Asperger syndrome in My Name Is Khan are among the critically best acclaimed performance.

10.Chennai Express (2013) and Happy New Year(2014) are amongst his highest-grossing films.

11. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions to film.

12.The Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

13. France Government has also awarded him with another award the Légion d'honneur.

14.SRK is co-chairman of the motion picture production company Red Chillies Entertainment and its subsidiaries.

15.He is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.

16. In 2007, Khan became the third Indian actor to have his wax statue installed at London's Madame Tussauds museum, after Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan.

17. SRK is well known philanthropist,have provided health care and disaster relief and children's education.

18.He was honoured with UNESCO's Pyramide con Marni award in 2011.

19. He regularly features in listings of the most influential people in Indian culture.

20.He is a frequent television presenter and best stage show performer.

21.In 2008, Newsweek named him one of their fifty most powerful people in the world.

22.Shah rukh Khan attended St. Columba's School in central Delhi where he excelled in his studies and in sports such as hockey and football.

23.S RK has received the school's highest award, the Sword of Honour.

24.In his youth, he acted in stage plays and received praise for his imitations of Bollywood actors.

25. His favourites bollywood stars are Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Mumtaz.

26.One of his childhood friends and acting partners was Amrita Singh, who also became a Bollywood actress.

27.Srk earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Hansraj College.

28.He studied acting at Delhi's Theatre Action Group (TAG) under the mentorship of theatre director Barry John.

29.He enrolled for a master's degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia, but left to pursue his acting career.

30.He also attended the National School of Drama in Delhi during his early career in Bollywood.

31.He has attended the National School of Drama in Delhi during his early career in Bollywood.

32.His IPL team KKR has won the title twice and he has donated the entire prize money to cancer foundations.

33. SRK's first starring role was in television series Dil Dariya, which began shooting in 1988. But it was1989 series Fauji which made his television debut.

34.He also did a role in the English-language television film "In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones" (1989) and his looks and acting skills were similar to Dilip Kumar and got appreciated, but khan was not interested in film acting.

35. In April 1991,srk lost his mother and to escape the grief of his mother's
death.He moved from Delhi to Mumbai to pursue a full-time career in Bollywood, and was quickly signed to four films.

36.His first offer was for Hema Malini's directorial debut Dil Aashna Hai, but his film debut was in Deewana which got released before Dil Aashna Hai.He earned the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance in Deewana.

37.Khan made his debut in Tamil cinema with Hey Ram(2000), He performed free of charge as he wanted to work with Kamal Haasan.

38.SRK became a producer in 1999 in a collaboration with the actress Juhi Chawla and the director Aziz Mirza for a production company called Dreamz Unlimited. It produced Fir bhi Dil hai Hindustani and Ashoka, both movies was a commercial failure.As losses continued to mount for the production company, Khan was forced to close srkworld.com, a company that he had started along with Dreamz Unlimited.

39.In December 2001, Khan suffered a spinal injury while performing an action sequence for a special appearance in Shakti: The Power. He was subsequently diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, and attempted multiple alternative therapies. None of these provided a permanent solution to the injury, by the beginning of 2003, his condition had worsened to the point that he had to undergo anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at Wellington Hospital, London.

40. In 2004 He transformed Dreamz Unlimited into Red Chillies Entertainment, adding his wife Gauri as a producer.

41. His film Swades (meaning "Homeland"), is the first Indian picture to be shot inside the NASA research centre at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

42.He was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award for all three of his 2004 releases and eventually won the award for Swades, Filmfare later included his performance in the 2010 issue of Bollywood's "Top 80 Iconic Performances".

43.In December 2008, Khan suffered a shoulder injury while filming a small role in Mudassar Aziz's Dulha Mil Gaya. He underwent extensive physiotherapy sessions at the time but the pain left him almost immobile and he had arthroscopic surgery in February 2009.

44.In 2012 Khan's first screen kiss of his career with Katrina Kaif in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, twenty years his junior, was an awkward one .Jab Tak Hai Jaan became one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of all time, both in India and abroad, setting several records and earning over 2.11 billion (US$31 million) worldwide.

45.In 2013, Khan starred in Rohit Shetty's action comedy Chennai Express for Red Chillies Entertainment, the film broke many box office records for Hindi films in both India and abroad, surpassing 3 Idiots to briefly become the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time, with a gross of almost 4 billion(US$59 million) in worldwide.

46.On 7 March 2013 a day beforeInternational Women's Day, Khan  requested a new convention with the name of his lead female co-stars appearing above his own in the credits. He claimed that the women in his life, including his co-stars, have been the reason for his success.

47.In 2011 he was declared "the biggest movie star you've never heard of...perhaps the world's biggest movie star, period" by Steven Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times.

48.According to a popularity survey, 3.2 billion people around the world know Shah Rukh Khan, more than who know Tom Cruise.

49.Khan is one of the wealthiest celebrities in India, topping the Forbes India's "Celebrity 100 list" in 2012, 2013 and 2015.

50.He has regularly featured among the top ten on The Times of India's list of the 50 most desirable men in India.

51.In a 2007 poll by the magazine Eastern Eye he was named the sexiest man in Asia.

52. He has received 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations and special awards, including eight for Best Actor; Although he has never won a National Film Award.

Shahrukh 51 birthday

As of November 2017, Khan is associated with Abhay Chopra's crime-drama Ittefaq.
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